8 Day Organic Juice Detox & Yoga Retreat in South West France (for english speakers).
Different possible dates: 8 to 15 April 2023 ( only 4 spots left!!!) April 15 to April 22, 2023 ( only 4 spots left!!!) May 6 to May 13, 2023 ( only 6 spots left!!!) May 27 to June 3, 2023 June 3 to June 10, 2023 June 24 to July 1, 2023 July 1 to July 8, 2023 July 22 to July 29, 2023 July 29 to August 5, 2023 August 26 to September 2, 2023 Septembre 23 to September 30, 2023
SUMMARY Our Organic Juice Detox and Yoga Retreats provide an opportunity to cleanse and detoxify your digestive system, flush away toxins and nourish your mind, body, and soul. After just a few days you will feel lighter, rejuvenated, and re-energized. And you will have a great time doing it!
Set in a 35-acre private estate, Maison de Lunel is a luxury retreat in the Occitanie region in South West France. Surrounded by verdant countryside, it is the perfect environment to escape and discover how to feel your best.
Imagine waking up, throwing open the windows, and taking in the sights, sounds, and scents of nature; breathing in the brightness and your whole body feeling happy and light. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to start your day feeling alert and fresh?
Maison de Lunel is set within 35 acres of private grounds and is within a dedicated Natural Zone, means that the property is surrounded by unfarmed fields and woodlands. The former equestrian farm was completely restored and transformed in 2020 and now offers a stunning boutique juice detox and yoga retreat.
As well as the fully supervised juice fast, which comprises: 2 shots, 3 juices, and a nourishing evening soup, there is a full program of daily activities. This includes:
2 x 90-minute yoga classes in the fully equipped yoga studio Guided nature walk each morning Fitness sessions and evening meditation before bedtime.
In addition, there are daily educational workshops and documentaries to support our guests with their understanding of nutrition and how to make long-lasting changes to their lifestyles and well-being.
Furthermore, each guest receives a complimentary 1-hour massage treatment in our dedicated therapy rooms.
The property has a choice of relaxation areas within the grounds as well as outdoor lounge terrace, swimming pool, wood burning hot tub, infra-red sauna and gym all with southerly views across the rolling countryside.
Natural & Organic Juice Detox Our Juice Detox program is frequently described as life-changing. Freshly prepared 100% organic juices and nutritious soups are combined with regular yoga practice and meditation. Guided nature walks, massage treatments, and wellness workshops are skillfully designed to complement our retreat programs. But we also allow plenty of time for you to rest, relax and reflect, in the peace and tranquility of our exclusive surroundings.
retreat is limited to a maximum of ten guests at any one time. This ensures that each person has time solely devoted to them, so we can focus on their needs. Whether you are seeking a sanctuary to relax and recharge or are keen to kick-start healthy lifestyle changes.
BENEFITS Be more relaxed and refreshed than you’ve ever been. Peace and quiet for the mind, refreshing energy for the body. The ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of nature. Become stronger mentally and find inner peace. The ideal place to unplug, slow down that fast pace, and get back in touch with nature. A chance to get away and step aside from all the hustle and bustle of city life. Reset, reboot and return home feeling refreshed and energised? Learn about the benefits of detoxing and a plant based diet.
Styles Hatha Yoga, General Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Nidra Yoga.
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate.
Food Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic, Gluten Free, Dairy-free, Raw, Nut-allergy-friendly, Sugar conscious, Low fat, Egg-free, Diabetic-friendly.
Flexible Cancellation Policy 100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before retreat start date. 50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before retreat start date. 0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before retreat start date.
What Makes This Retreat Special
Our Juice Detox program is frequently described as
life-changing. Freshly prepared 100% organic juices and nutritious soups are combined with twice-daily yoga practice and meditation. Guided nature walks, fitness classes, massage treatments, and wellness workshops are skillfully designed to complement our retreat programs.
Set in 35 acres of private grounds Maison de Lunel is a luxury boutique retreat in beautiful SW France… the perfect setting for you to escape and really start to feel your best.
Each of our spacious rooms boasts generous high ceilings and retains many of the original features. Our accommodation has been thoughtfully designed, with meticulous attention to detail, to make your stay as relaxing as possible. Natural hues and sublime fabrics lend themselves to the peace and tranquillity of each room and help ensure a restful night’s sleep.
The combination of peaceful surroundings and luxurious accommodation ensures our guests have a truly relaxing and memorable experience.
A typical day will look like this:
06:30 Warm water fresh lemon 07:00 Wake Up Yoga & Meditation (90 mins) 08:30 Wheatgrass Shot 08:45 Walk / Hike in the surrounding countryside 10:00 Ginger Shot and First Juice 11:00 Educational Workshop / Demonstration (60-90 minutes) 13:00 Second Juice 13:30 Rest and Relaxation Time 16:00 Third Juice 17:00 Wind Down Yoga & Meditation (90 mins) 19:00 Nourishing Home-made Soup 19:30 Educational Documentary & Discussion 20:45 Candle-lit Meditation We encourage you to participate in as many of the activities as possible, however, please remember this is YOUR retreat and you can choose which activities you wish to participate in.
We offer a fully supervised Organic Juice Fast. All of our produce is organic and where ever possibly is sourced locally, within 15km – the majority of our produce is provided by the certified permaculture farm in our village.
You will have 2 shots, 3 large juices each day, and nourishing soup in the evening.
Our menu is organic, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. We do cater to guests with allergies and intolerances and would be happy to discuss your needs with you.
Unlimited Filtered Water & Herbal Teas throughout your stay.
Asst. Prof. Debiprasad Pramanik Ph.d Scholar
Debiprasad Pramanik is a Yoga scholar from India. For more than 25 years he has devoted himself to the field of Indian traditional yoga and Integral yoga.
Since childhood he has been following the path of yoga, first learning Indian traditional yoga and yogic lifestyle by living in different Ashrams such as Sri Ramkrishna Satyananda Ashram in West Bengal, Bihar School Of yoga in Bihar and finally spending 18 years in Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Delhi.
He has also approached Yoga as a career pursuing diplomas, masters and presently as a Phd scholar. He has also more than 25 years teaching yoga to adult and school children and more than 15 years experience training yoga teachers in India at Sri Aurobindo Ashram and at AURO University.
He is also closely associated with the yoga project of Indian Government as an certified yoga evaluator and their abroad project through International Day of Yoga.
At present, he is also associated, as part of the pedagogic team, with the Université de Lille, the first and only university in France to offer a diploma in the field of Yoga.
Just outside the small picturesque village of Mauroux in the beautiful rural Lot region of South West France, set in 35 acres of private grounds, with wonderful southerly views across the rolling countryside, you will find our secluded and tranquil retreat.
The lichen on the trees around the property and surrounding area is testimony to the pure air that we enjoy… and our guests always comment on the peace and quiet they enjoy during their stay.
All of our rooms are named after the local wildlife, the countryside and the beautiful elements that we enjoy every day… you are likely to see the deer and hares at dawn and dusk as they wander through the grounds.
Center Maison de Lunel
Maison de Lunel is a secluded and tranquil retreat set in the stunning, rural Lot region of France.
We offer 10 beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms, including two self-contained apartments, set within 35 acres of natural fields and woodland.
The combination of peaceful surroundings and luxurious accommodation ensure our guests have a truly relaxing and memorable experience.
What’s Not Included In This Package
Airport transfer (one-way) – from €75 60 min massage (€75) (additional treatments) Laundry (per bag) -€8 Additional activities not included in the itinerary Flights costs Travel Visa fee Additional treatments
How to get there (flights, airport transfers, buses, trains)
Nearest airports :
Bergerac Airport, Dordogne Perigord (EGC) – 60 minutes Aeroport Toulouse Blagnac (TLS) – 90 minutes Bordeaux (BOD): 2 hours
We can arrange Group Transfers from the following airports:
Nearest airports : Bergerac : €60 per person each way Toulouse : €85 per person each way Bergerac : €130 per person each way Arrival by car We have unlimited parking available. Electricity and outlets In France the supply voltage is 230V. Plug sockets in our rooms are two pin – please remember to bring an adaptor if you are using 3 pin UK plugs USB charging points in all rooms Travel insurance suggestions
We highly recommend guests take adequate travel/holiday insurance to cover themselves in case of any eventuality. This should be purchased independently as it is not included in the retreat price.
Maison de Lunel cannot be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets, due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.
Arrival by train
Nearest railway stations :
Monsempron-Libos – 15 minutes Agen – 50 minutes Cahors – 50 minutes
Group Transfers can be arranged from the following railway stations, the prices are as follows :
Monsempron-Libos: Free of Charge. Agen: €50 per person each way. Cahors: €50 per person each way 50 minutes.
FAQs Will I feel hungry?
It’s completely understandable to be nervous, especially if this is your first juice cleanse. The most common angst is that you will feel hungry, or should I say starving? However, I have yet to meet anyone who actually feels hungry during a natural juice cleanse. In fact, more often than not they are completely surprised by how full and well-nourished they actually feel!
I am not saying that you won’t feel some false hunger pangs, perhaps even some cravings in the first 24 – 48 hours. This is completely normal. You may also feel a little discomfort as the body starts to detox. Most common symptoms are a mild headache and some minor aches in the joints. But that said, most people who start a juice detox don’t experience any side effects at all. The key is to drink plenty of water and rest as and when required.
Positive Side Effects
However, if at any point during your stay, you feel that you are really struggling, just let us know. We will work with you and offer some S.O.S. solutions.
We’re confident that any nervousness you might feel at the beginning, will be quickly overtaken by the renewed energy you will have. This can happen very quickly as your body begins to adjust, and you feel well-nourished and revitalised from the inside out. Clearer skin, brighter eyes, clearer thinking and a more positive outlook are just a few of the wonderful side effects. Furthermore, if you are looking to kick-start a new healthier way of life, and lose a little weight, there is no safer and healthier way than with a natural juice cleanse.
What does the Juice Programme include?
The programme we offer comprises a refreshing glass of warm lemon water when you wake up. Two shot-glass juices, three large juices or smoothies, and a nourishing soup in the evening. There is also unlimited filtered water and Organic Herbal Teas available throughout your stay.
Please Note : We offer a standard juice detox programme to all our guests, which is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. However, we can cater for allergies or intolerances simply by omitting certain ingredients from our recipes. So please let us know of any food allergies or intolerances as soon as possible ahead of your stay. Similarly, if there are any vegetables or fruits that you particularly dislike and cannot eat, just let us know in advance.
I'm a bit worried as I have never done yoga before.
The beauty of yoga is that you don’t have to be a expert or ‘yogi’ to reap the benefits. And regardless of your age, weight or fitness levels, yoga has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body.
At our retreat we practice a very gentle style of yoga. So it’s well-suited for beginners who are doing yoga for the first time. Yoga is all about the individual and there are different levels for each pose. This means that each pose is easy to adapt depending on the experience and comfort of each guest. Our wonderful team of yoga instructors are highly experienced. And because the groups are small everyone has some time spend with them to build up their confidence and ability.
Our morning yoga practice is more dynamic to help prepare the body for the day, Whereas the evening yoga is focused more on restorative and relaxing movements. From a juice detox point of the view, the daily yoga practices play a vital role in the body’s detox process. Our yoga instructors will also focus on the importance of breathing and beneficial movements to support your body’s detox.
What do you cover in the Educational Workshops?
A great deal of importance is put on the question “Why?”.
When we understand ‘why’ we should adopt certain habits, and ‘why’ we should include certain practices into our daily routine, it becomes a lot easier to make informed decisions and ignite long term changes. I host a series of workshops throughout the retreats to explore and discuss the importance of detoxing. We will look at the benefits of juicing and a wholefood plant-based lifestyle. In addition, we’ll discuss the importance of positive psychology and resilience, and its impact on our health and happiness.
Each evening educational films and documentaries are shown in the ambient setting of the poolside terrace. In addition to the workshops, we organise a visit to our neighbours, Les Gonies. This is the permaculture farm in the village and the main supplier of our delicious fresh produce. During the tour you will learn about permaculture farming methods and have an opportunity to buy produce to take home.
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Private One Bedroom Apartment
La Biche luxury apartment with stunning dual-aspect views.
Once a traditional hayloft, this characterful building is now a luxury one-bedroom apartment for retreat guests. With magnificent elevated south-facing views across open countryside, La Biche is comfortable, spacious, and tastefully furnished. As well as the private lounge area, it also boasts an open-plan dining area and a well-equipped kitchen.
La Biche apartment is on the first floor and it can only be accessed via a staircase. Unfortunately, it will not suitable or accessible accommodation for anyone with limited mobility.
What’s Included The apartment is decorated and furnished in the same style as our guest rooms – simple, yet luxurious. ‘Sweet Dreams’ style mattress to optimise the health benefits of a good night’s sleep Crisp, white cotton 5* hotel quality bed linen Cotton Bathrobes Hypo allergenic duvets and pillows En-suite bathroom with Noble Isle organic toiletries Lavender bags on your pillow to aid restful sleep Hairdryer Climate Control – AC / Heating Writing desk and chair French 2-pin plug sockets – remember to bring a travel adaptor to use your own electrical items USB charger points in all rooms All the water at Maison de Lunel is filtered. So you can use the tap in your room to refill your chic vintage decanter Turkish Cotton pool towels Free Wi-Fi throughout. (Although we do encourage you to ‘retire’ your mobile devices and enjoy your surroundings!)
The apartment is available for Single, Double, or Twin occupancy. The prices shown are for our All Inclusive Organic Juice Detox & Yoga Retreats, based on single occupancy.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like rates for two people sharing.
Risk Free: 100% deposit refund for cancellation 30 days before retreat start date.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before retreat start date. No questions asked. No strings attached
Private Double Room
Whoever said ‘detox retreat’ and ‘luxury’ don’t go together has never stayed at Maison de Lunel!
Each of our spacious rooms boasts generous high ceilings and retains many of the original features. Our accommodation has been thoughtfully designed, with meticulous attention to detail, to make your stay as relaxing as possible. Natural hues and sublime fabrics lend themselves to the peace and tranquillity of each room and help ensure a restful night’s sleep. And wherever practicable, we source our furnishings and interior design accents from small businesses, local artisans and craftspeople. The emphasis is on high-quality products from makers around the world.
All of our guest bedrooms are decorated and appointed in a similar style. However, we differentiate between our Boutique and Deluxe accommodation solely based on the room size and their view.
Eight of the guest rooms are on the ground floor, with French doors and windows overlooking the pool and open countryside. Or with views across the courtyard gardens and towards the yoga barn.
All of our guest bedrooms and the apartment are decorated and furnished in the same style – simple, yet luxurious.
‘Sweet Dreams’ style mattress to optimise the health benefits of a good night’s sleep
Crisp, white cotton 5* hotel quality bed linen
Hypo allergenic duvets and pillows
Noble Isle organic toiletries
Lavender bags on your pillow to aid restful sleep
Climate Control – AC / Heating
Writing desk and chair
French 2-pin plug sockets – remember to bring a travel adaptor to use your own electrical items
USB charger points in all rooms
All the water at Maison de Lunel is filtered. So you can use the tap in your room to refill your chic vintage decanter
Turkish Cotton pool towels
Free Wi-Fi throughout. (Although we do encourage you to retire your mobile devices and enjoy your surroundings!)
Deluxe Rooms are available for Single, Double or Twin occupancy. The prices shown are for our All Inclusive Organic Juice Detox & Yoga Retreats, based on single occupancy.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like rates for two people sharing.
Risk Free: 100% deposit refund for cancellation 30 days before retreat start date.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before retreat start date. No questions asked. No strings attached. Partagez avec vos amis & connaissances via